Before & After: Upcycled Bookshelf

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When Emma's local Goodwill held a competition for upcycling, she knew it was the perfect opportunity to make her two-year-old son the bookshelf he'd been needing.

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From Emma:

I found the broken down old dresser for fifteen dollars, and the legs came from another end table that I got for only two. After a ton of sanding (through a coat of white, yellow, and even blue!! paint), I began to see what pretty wood there was underneath! So I finished it, added trim and the "new" aqua legs then began to work on the doors. I painted in stencils with wood glue so that the wood stain would avoid those areas on the doors. Then, I stained and hoped for the best! Luckily it turned out better than I even expected. It has just the boyish charm we were hoping for. 
Nice job Emma! Readers, you can see more of Emma over at Simply Cosy.

(Images: Emma Morris)

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When Dabney's not writing around here, she's digging through other people's attics for fun and interesting stuff, or running around with her bloodhound Friday. Originally from the East Coast, she's still shocked to find herself living in Missouri.

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